Mystery blast shakes Malmö neighbourhood

On Friday night, a heavy explosion shook the Malmö neighbourhood Hermodsdal, in southern Sweden, breaking windows and damaging cars.

There were no reported injuries from the explosion and the neighbourhood did not have to be evacuated, according to Jimmy Modin of the Skåne police force, who spoke with the TT news agency.

On Saturday morning, the police’s technical investigation of the site was finished.

“It’s still unclear exactly what detonated, but now we’re going to analyze the finds we made on the scene,” said the Skåne police force’s press contact Nils Norling to the local newspaper Sydsvenskan.

As well as analyzing what was found, the police are now be interviewing witnesses.

Several curious people living in the area came out and gathered on the streets after the explosion, but according to the police the atmosphere remained calm, reported Sydsvenskan.

The police were alerted to the scene at 9.36pm, and sent a large squad to investigate. By 10.30pm the detonation spot had been found and the area was cordoned off.

The explosion has been classified as “destruction endangering the public”.

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